June 8, 2013 -- Dan James of Double Dan Horsemanship and Smart Little Mustang make their run at $1-million in cash and prizes at Mustang Million on Sept. 17-21, 2013. Smart Little Mustang is known as Punk around the barn, named after James’ longtime mentor and cutting horse trainer Punk Carter. The competition will be held in the Will Rogers Equestrian Center in Fort Worth, Texas. Mustang Million is the richest wild horse training event produced by the Mustang Heritage Foundation, the creators of the Extreme Mustang Makeover.
Due to over population and declining resources many wild Mustangs are relocated into government wild horse holding facilities. More than 42,000 horses are housed at the Bureau of Land Management holding corrals in need of adoptions; the Mustang Heritage Foundation’s mission is to find positive homes for each wild mustang.
“As a trainer, I have always been intrigued by the intelligence and agility of wild Mustangs,” says James. “Punk shows incredible potential, he picked up the Double Dan training methods extremely quickly.”
James has been selected by ABC Big Picture Productions as a possible reality television personality to document his experience through Mustang Million. James and Punk have already formed a resilient bond. Can’t wait to see James and Punk on TV? Follow their progress on the Double Dan Horsemanship Facebook page and website www.DoubleDanHorsemanship.com.
Since their debut as “The Dan and Dan Show” in 2008, Double Dan Horsemanship is quickly becoming a household name in the equine industry. The duo have been noted for performing at every major Royal show in Australia and many large equine events in the United States, earning championships at the “Way of the Horse” at Equitana Asia Pacific in 2008, Road to the Horse International 2012 and the Mane Event 2012 Trainer’s Challenge. They have been crowd favorites in the opening ceremonies of the World Equestrian Games, Australia’s Got Talent, Australian National Cutting Horse Futurities, Equine Affaire and many others. As one of the hottest-selling equine acts in the industry, they continue to expand their horizons.